Beebe's Annual Health Fair is Coming February 27
Happy 2016 - Beebe's 100th Year!
2016 is going to be an amazing year at Beebe Healthcare. The organization celebrates its 100th anniversary and has lots of exciting events and programs planned for the community. We want you to celebrate with us as we ring in our 100th year!
As part of the centennial celebration, the Delaware Public Archives issued a historic marker to officially kick off the 100th Anniversary on September 30, which was placed at the front of the Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes.
The historic marker reads:
In 1916, two brothers, Drs. James Beebe, Sr. and Richard C. Beebe, had a shared vision to bring modern-day medicine to Southern Delaware. The Beebe brothers started the first hospital in Sussex County on Savannah Road in Lewes. The hospital began as a small, four-room hospital with an operating room and two patient rooms large enough for three patients. Constructed in 1921, the Benjamin F. and Helen M. Shaw Building expanded Beebe Hospital to a 35-bed facility. The Beebe School of Nursing was founded on site this same year. During WWII, Beebe played a vital role in treating the war-wounded, including the sailors and merchant mariners whose ships had been torpedoed off the coast by German submarines. Dr. James Beebe, Jr., the first board certified surgeon in Sussex County and son of one of the founders, developed the first cancer tumor registry in Delaware in 1950. For over 100 years, Beebe Hospital has served the community through the ongoing efforts of the Beebe family and thousands of healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, volunteers and donors.
We are so proud to share our centennial with the community because without your support, we would not be as successful as we are! Celebrate with us – find upcoming 100th anniversary events here: beebehce.org and follow us on social media – Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. Don’t forget to use the tagline #beebe100 for all 100th Anniversary related posts!